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Benedict XVI to seminarians

The Holy Father’s sermon at Mass with seminarians.
Note especially this:
Approach the priesthood only if you are firmly convinced that God is calling you to be his ministers, and if you are completely determined to exercise it in obedience … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: older men and priesthood

From a reader:

Father, I was in the seminary 14 years ago and completed first
theology. I so badly want to return to the priesthood. I wrote my bishop and
vocation director 10 times and NEVER received an answer.
What does the church have about … Continue reading

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Doing what you can do.

Check out a piece over a Fr. Longenecker’s blog.  Excerpt:
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It was on the way home that the phrase, “Silver and gold I have none” kept echoing through my brain and I realized that the Holy Spirit was speaking to me … Continue reading

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On the priesthood by St. John Chrysostom

Today, looking for things about the Sanctus, I ran across this, which priests could incorporate into an examination of conscience:
From Book VI On the priesthood by St. John Chrysostom.  My emphases:
4. [...] What manner of man ought [the priest] to … Continue reading

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Archbp. Nichols (Westminster) on the priest’s role at Mass

From Zenit with my emphases and comments.
Archbishop Nichols on Priests and the Mass
“We Don Vestments to Minimize Our Personal Preferences”
LONDON, JUNE 25, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is the text of a homily given by Archbishop Vincent Nichols at the Diocese of … Continue reading

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To honor Benedict XVI’s 60th: 60 hours of adoration, prayer for priests and vocations

A reader alerted me to a very good initiative in the Archdiocese of Denver.
60-Hour Adoration Details
Why: To mark the 60th anniversary of Pope Benedict’s priestly ordination
What: 60 hours of eucharistic adoration to pray for priests and priestly vocations
Dates: June 27-July … Continue reading

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Fatherhood remains foundational

From CNA with my emphases and comments.
Despite divorce and other threats, fatherhood remains foundational
Denver, Colo., Jun 19, 2011 / 08:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In an era of family breakdown and easy divorce, there is still hope for Catholic families to … Continue reading

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About Fr. John Corapi with observations about our times

I haven’t written much about Fr. John Corapi, because I honestly don’t know much about what is going on.  I don’t know the details.   But I am sad to read that he is leaving active ministry.  I am profoundly sad.
Fr. … Continue reading

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Business owners: Want to support vocations to the priesthood?

May I recommend to Catholic business owners…
If you want to support vocations to the priesthood, one way to do so would be to find or offer summer jobs to seminarians.

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John Paul II – priesthood

I owe this to His Hermeneuticalness and John Paul II.
Full disclosure.
I was ordained by John Paul II:
One of the themes of Pope John Paul II’s pontificate was his insistence on the necessity of the priesthood and his personal and … Continue reading

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